With almost 1.82 billion daily active users and increasing critique from users and governments around the world, Facebook is the platform we love to hate. In this dossier we’ll start to untangle the inner workings of Facebook to get a better grasp on its power. Lilian Stolk interviews internet policy consultant Joe McNamee on Facebook’s motives for their content moderation. Margarita Osipian interviews Joel Galvez who is creating distributed event calendars. We’ve invited Kate Imbach to do a visual analysis of Mark Zuckerberg’s instagram account. Take a look on the bright side—Lilian and Margarita report on the potential of Facebook’s platforms.
The Hmm is an inclusive platform for internet cultures. Through real-life events, online editorials, expert advice, and educational programs, we reflect on people’s online behavior, the latest internet trends, and the mechanisms behind Big Tech companies and their impact on society.